How I Spent My First Day in Onok Island

Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
 
My excitement may be the only thing keeping my energy now. I woke up from a short but better than nothing sleep. I traveled for more than 12 hours just to get here. Eleven hours after my arrival, Onok Island still doesn’t fail to amaze me. What more, I get to enjoy this island all by myself, well, so much for being the only guest.
 
I can’t remember how many times I opened my eyes to check if it’s already bright outside. I’m so looking for a fresh sunrise that I always fail to see in Manila. (Excuse: I’m on midshift.) Haha
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan
 
I do remember though, my swollen and bare face making it outside to the dining area. I walked outside beside fresh catch lined up waiting to be cleaned. Their colorful rainbow like scales made me think they came from another world.
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
The small ball of light is slowly making its entrance. The view is so bare out there I had one eye closed. Though the sun is blinding, the warmth it bring compliments the cool strong wind from the same direction. Under the stilts, row of waves continuously land on the sand, while on the other side, the water seems like frozen from calmness.
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
Not too long, breakfast was served. Rice and seafood in the morning is so uncommon, but the view by the window is a feast for my eyes. The sparkling sun and water was so inviting I can’t wait to get my feet on it.
 
Signal check: Fluctuating. Data Access: Impossible
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
You know how some people can get resourceful when it comes to pictures? I’m one of them. I didn’t know Monoblocs can work as a tripod, with some more things piled on top. I don’t have a tripod for a DSLR. Heck the DSLR is not even mine. My GoPro’s thin tripod doesn’t work with the wind. So I have to work around with what I have.
 
What do you do when you’re alone in an island? Me? I take pictures. Let go of shame. No one’s watching me. Bwahaha
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
Taking my own pictures is tiring. I ran back and forth to set the timer. I know I need a remote. But I need my own camera first aren’t I? Haha
 
When I got tired from running and doing awkward poses, I sat down and sang. Nature might have been disgusted with it since they threw over some more wind, making mine a backup.
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
The sun is getting intense as it approaches the afternoon. I went under the stilts to you know.. Take more pictures. I can only bring my GoPro with me. The DSLR might get splashes from the now noisier waves.
 
Out in the open, the view is a limitless sea. Though the waves made it rough, the sparkling sea still gets me. Like who doesn’t want this view?!! Tell meh!!!
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach
 
Afternoon came and a group of guests came. They are around 10 or more, but I didn’t introduced myself. Yeah they might have seen a solo girl on the house and might have thought of me as loner. I didn’t bother. I spent all my afternoon at bed, sleeping.
 
Onok Island, Balabac, Palawan, beach, lobster
 
I only went out when it’s nearing eve. The other guests are still energetic walking around Onok. It would have been the same for me if not because of my extension. Did I mentioned that I extended my stay in Onok instead of getting another island hopping tour? Haha yeah, I decided it last night after I realized I’ll be spending way more if I get another tour. After all, Onok is more than enough for me. 😉 Love at first sight, LEGIT! Oh I would love to spend more with my love! So now you’ll know what I will talk about in my next posts.
 
See yah!
 
 
P.S. The starry night is soooooooooo beautiful. Unfortunately I don’t know how to capture them with a DSLR. T_T
 

thesoloista

Hi! I'm your Pinay Soloista from the Philippines. I'm a full time I.T. Professional and part time wanderer. I'm an anime kid, newbie bookworm, and I also love to sketch and paint.

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